People Moves Monday: Weekly roundup

The past week saw appointments from AccessFintech and Adroit Trading Technologies, alongside a departure from Federated Hermes.

Invesco’s US-based global head of fixed income trading Glenn Taitz left the firm to join Adroit Trading Technologies. Taitz joined buy-side OEMS provider Adroit as its head of business operations after seven and a half years with Invesco helming its fixed income trading business. During his time with the asset manager, Taitz was responsible for Invesco’s fixed income trading desks in the US, UK and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Invesco in 2016, Taitz spent two and a half years at RBC Capital Markets in a fixed income role and 10 and a half years at UBS Investment Bank as an executive vice president. He was also at Merrill Lynch for eight years. Previously in his career he also served at Sanwa Financial Products and New York State HFA.

Goldman Sachs veteran, Christopher Daur, left the investment bank to head up buy-side sales and relationships at AccessFintech. As part of the role, Daur will be responsible for strategy, product, and sales. He joined AccessFintech after most recently serving at Goldman Sachs in several roles across the bank’s various asset classes and global markets operations, most recently as a managing director focused on post-trade strategy. Prior to joining Goldman, he spent five years at JP Morgan in a range of operations roles.

Head of Europe for UK-based asset manager Federated Hermes, James Rutherford, has stepped down from his role to pursue a technology venture. Rutherford departs the investment management industry after 35 years to take on a more active role in SmartFrame Technologies, a venture which he has been chairman of for six years. He spent 19 years at Fidelity Investments as a European portfolio manager until 2006. Following his stint at Fidelity, Rutherford departed to co-found Sourcecap international, an investment management company for European equities which was later acquired by Hermes International. Following the acquisition, Rutherford spent the last 14 years as head of Europe for Federated Hermes.